Tim McGraw to Perform Glen Campbell’s “Im Not Gonna Miss You” at the 87th Oscars

86e7df03-d345-4506-b056-55af59781b97-1OscarproducersCraig Zadan and Neil Meronannounced this morning that best-selling Country superstar and critically acclaimed actorTIM MCGRAWwill performGLEN CAMPBELLSIM NOT GONNA MISS YOU”during the live television broadcast of the Oscars. Im Not Gonna Miss You is nominated in the category ofBest Original Song.

The song appears in the Critics Choice nominated documentaryGLEN CAMPBELLILL BE ME, which follows Campbell’s final tour and his struggle with Alzheimers Disease. Recorded with the famed Wrecking Crew and co-written with producer Julian Raymond, the song conveys his personal experience with the disease and laments the memory of his wife and family. The recording ofIm Not Gonna Miss Youwas captured in a heartfelt scene near the end of the film.See it here.

The performance by McGraw will be a dedication to Campbell from the Country community that has rallied behind him and his family during this difficult time.Campbell, who received the GRAMMYLifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and isa member of the esteemed Country Music Hall of Fame,is no longer able to perform for public audiences due to Alzheimers progression.Campbells immediate family, who appears alongside him in the film, asked McGraw if he would be willing to honor the legend by performing the song at the upcoming awards.

Said the Campbell family, We are thrilled that Tim McGraw will be singing I’m Not Gonna Miss You on Glen’s behalf at the Academy Awards. Glen was always a fan of his music and Tim is sure to bring great emotional depth to the performance. We can’t wait to hear it live!

Im honored to be asked to sing this powerful song from one of the true legends of the music industry, added McGraw.

The 87thOscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatreat Hollywood & Highland Centerin Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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